Two robbers, one with a shotgun, fired a shot moments before they fled empty-handed from an east Hamilton tavern last night, possibly leaving a patron with a gunshot wound to the leg, say police.
Police say the armed man shot dead by an officer in rural Hawke's Bay early this morning appears to have fired a shotgun at police.
A mystery woman who visited a suspect in the grisly murder of Wellington man Matthew Hall may hold the key to solving the crime, police say.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit-and-run in Nelson on Mother's Day which left a young cyclist badly injured.
A 17-year-old says he "legged it" from a police car because he was too frightened by earthquake aftershocks to go into the high-rise Christchurch Central Police Station.
Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a spate of robberies in the Dunedin area this month.
A Seattle police spokesman says the department is embarrassed after officers left a police rifle unattended on a patrol car outside a busy downtown area.
Police are no longer investigating an alleged sexual assault in Dunedin last night.
Police are hunting for a man who attacked a Te Awamutu police officer who caught him breaking into a car overnight.
A police officer has gone in trial for killing a motorcyclist as he did a U-turn to pursue a speeding driver.
Three people have died in three separate crashes on New Zealand's roads this weekend.
The Police Association is calling for guns on every constable's hip and more training to prepare for greater use of them.
Thanks to an initiative by a Central Otago officer, police are zooming in on bad driver behaviour in Otago, including one truck driver who ate pies while steering with his knees.
Police have paid informants almost $2 million over the past five years but have refused to disclose specific details about the programme.
The boss of a Radio New Zealand journalist who died yesterday after being bashed as he left work says his attacker may have killed him for the sake of a few dollars.
Deputy police commissioner Mike Bush says New Zealanders should be "acknowledged and congratulated" for their responsibility with alcohol and driving before New Year celebrations.
Police have cordoned off part of a Hamilton suburb where a search is on for a fleeing driver who abandoned his car while allegedly armed with a firearm.
Police are investigating why a man in his 60s collapsed and died as he was about to be arrested for disorderly behaviour at a block of flats in Levin.
Dunedin police say they are on top of motorists running red lights - a problem that representatives from several transport focus groups say is getting worse in the city.